This Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie is a play on a childhood favorite! Using fresh berries and powdered peanut butter to make a quick, delicious, and nutritious snack to enjoy whenever.Jump to Recipe
The amount of smoothie combinations you can make is seemingly endless. With nutritive benefits, quick meal replacements, supplementation, sweet fixes, and more benefits…there aren’t many reasons to not make a shake.
SUGAR CONTENT IN SMOOTHIES
One thing to look out for though is the sugar content since many smoothies contain fruit juices. This could wind up in a smoothie that’s high in sugar and calories but is actually not all that filling. And although smoothies and shakes offer a quick way to ingest tons of nutrients, they can also fail to fill you up if you don’t know what to look for.
The result of this would be that you have a smoothie and maybe an hour later you feel hungry again. This is usually due to the sugar in fruit juices since they’re simple sugars that we digest quickly. They also tend to be watery.
The types of smoothies that will keep you most full have some sort of protein in them. I’ve also found that including dairy or dairy-free milk in my smoothies helps them have more foaminess…which is really just air bubbles. But that also leads me to be fuller in the long run!
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE
Though you can make tons of smoothie flavor combinations, there are many ingredients that are really popular like, strawberry banana and pineapple mango. This one is a little different since blueberries are not a fruit that is usually thought of. But I love including this one as a change-up.
The taste is somewhat like peanut butter and jelly, but with fresh berries! For more peanut butter flavor use real peanut butter instead of powder. For more berry flavor, use more strawberries and fewer blueberries. You can also add protein powder to make this a supplemental shake.
My favorite thing to do to have any type of smoothie I want is to just keep frozen fruit in the freezer on hand. This also gives more flavor than using fresh fruit and ice! Another one of my favorite tips is to add just a little bit of granola on top! The contrast of something crunchy is so good! Tip: if you want to make a smoothie bowl instead of a smoothie, add only 1 cup of milk so it’s thicker. Toppings that would go really well are sliced bananas, more berries, peanut butter drizzle, coconut flakes, granola, honey, or cacao nibs.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
- 1 ½ cup of milk can be dairy or dairy-free
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
Combine everything in the blender. If it seems too thick, add more liquid. If it seems too thin, add in more berries. Add toppings as desired such as peanut butter drizzle or granola. For a smoothie bowl only use 1 cup of milk.
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